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TH681

Digital Projector
User Manual
Table of contents 2
Table of contents
Important safety
instructions ........................... 3
Introduction.......................... 7
Projector features..................................... 7
Shipping contents ...................................... 8
Projector exterior view........................... 9
Controls and functions ..........................10
Positioning your
projector.............................. 13
Choosing a location................................13
Obtaining a preferred projected image
size..............................................................14
Connection ......................... 16
Connecting video source devices........17
Operation............................ 18
Starting up the projector ......................18
Adjusting the projected image .............19
Using the menus......................................21
Securing the projector...........................22
Switching input signal .............................24
Magnifying and searching for details ...25
Selecting the aspect ratio......................25
Optimizing the image .............................27
Setting the presentation timer.............30
Remote paging operations ....................31
Freezing the image..................................31
Hiding the image......................................32
Locking control keys ..............................32
Operating in a high altitude
environment .............................................32
Adjusting the sound................................33
Using the test pattern............................33
Using the teaching templates............... 34
Shutting down the projector ............... 35
Direct power off..................................... 35
Menu operation ...................................... 36
Maintenance........................ 46
Care of the projector............................ 46
Lamp information ................................... 47
Troubleshooting ................ 53
Specifications ...................... 54
Projector specifications......................... 54
Dimensions .............................................. 55
Ceiling mount installation..................... 55
Timing chart............................................. 56
Warranty and Copyright
information ......................... 60
Important safety instructions 3
Important safety instructions
Your projector is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information
technology equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is important that
you follow the instructions mentioned in this manual and marked on the product.
Safety Instructions
1. Please read this manual before
you operate your projector. Save
it for future reference.
2. Do not look straight at the
projector lens during operation.
The intense light beam may damage
your eyes.
3. Refer servicing to qualified
service personnel.
4. Always open the lens shutter (if
any) or remove the lens cap (if
any) when the projector lamp is
on.
5. In some countries, the line voltage is
NOT stable. This projector is
designed to operate safely within a
mains voltage between 100 to 240
volts AC, but could fail if power cuts
or surges of 10 volts occur. In
areas where the mains voltage
may fluctuate or cut out, it is
recommended that you connect
your projector through a power
stabilizer, surge protector or
uninterruptible power supply
(UPS).
6. Do not block the projection lens with
any objects when the projector is
under operation as this could cause
the objects to become heated and
deformed or even cause a fire. To
temporarily turn off the lamp, press
ECO BLANK on the projector or
remote control.
Important safety instructions 4

Safety Instructions (Continued)
7. The lamp becomes extremely hot
during operation. Allow the projector
to cool for approximately 45 minutes
prior to removing the lamp assembly
for replacement.
8. Do not operate lamps beyond the
rated lamp life. Excessive operation of
lamps beyond the rated life could
cause them to break on rare
occasions.
9. Never replace the lamp assembly or
any electronic components unless the
projector is unplugged.
10. Do not place this product on an
unstable cart, stand, or table. The
product may fall, sustaining serious
damage.
11. Do not attempt to disassemble this
projector. There are dangerous high
voltages inside which may cause death
if you should come into contact with
live parts. The only user serviceable
part is the lamp which has its own
removable cover.
Under no circumstances should you
ever undo or remove any other
covers. Refer servicing only to
suitably qualified professional service
personnel.
12. When the projector is under
operation, you may sense some
heated air and odor from its
ventilation grill. It is a normal
phenomenon and not a product
defect.
Important safety instructions 5

Safety Instructions (Continued)
13. Do not place this projector in any of
the following environments.
- Space that is poorly ventilated or
confined. Allow at least 50 cm
clearance from walls and free flow of air
around the projector.
- Locations where temperatures may
become excessively high, such as the
inside of a car with all windows rolled
up.
- Locations where excessive humidity,
dust, or cigarette smoke may
contaminate optical components,
shorten the projector's life span and
darken the image.
- Locations near fire alarms
- Locations with an ambient temperature
above 40C / 104F
- Locations where the altitudes are higher
than 3000 m (10000 feet).
14. Do not block the ventilation holes.
- Do not place this projector on a
blanket, bedding or any other soft
surface.
- Do not cover this projector with a cloth
or any other item.
- Do not place inflammables near the
projector.
If the ventilation holes are seriously
obstructed, overheating inside the
projector may result in a fire.
15. Always place the projector on a level,
horizontal surface during operation.
- Do not use if tilted at an angle of more
than 10 degrees left to right, nor at
angle of more than 15 degrees front to
back. Using the projector when it is not
fully horizontal may cause a malfunction
of, or damage to, the lamp.
16. Do not stand the projector on end
vertically. Doing so may cause the
projector to fall over, causing injury or
resulting in damage to the projector.
3000 m
(10000 feet)
0 m
(0 feet)
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Safety Instructions (Continued)
17. Do not step on the projector or place
any objects upon it. Besides probable
physical damage to the projector, doing
so may result in accidents and possible
injury.
18. Do not place liquids near or on the
projector. Liquids spilled into the
projector may cause it to fail. If the
projector does become wet,
disconnect it from the power supply's
power outlet and call BenQ to have
the projector serviced.
19. This product is capable of displaying
inverted images for ceiling mount
installation.
Use only BenQ's Ceiling Mount Kit for
mounting the projector and ensure it is
securely installed.
20. This apparatus must be earthed.
Ceiling mounting the projector
We want you to have a pleasant
experience using your BenQ projector,
so we need to bring this safety matter
to your attention to prevent possible
damage to person and property.
If you intend to mount your projector
on the ceiling, we strongly recommend
that you use a proper fitting BenQ
projector ceiling mount kit and that
you ensure it is securely and safely
installed.
If you use a non-BenQ brand projector
ceiling mount kit, there is a safety risk
that the projector may fall from the
ceiling due to an improper attachment
through the use of the wrong gauge or
length screws.
You can purchase a BenQ projector
ceiling mount kit from the place you
purchased your BenQ projector. BenQ
recommends that you also purchase a
separate Kensington lock compatible
security cable and attach it securely to
both the Kensington lock slot on the
projector and the base of the ceiling
mount bracket. This will perform the
secondary role of restraining the
projector should its attachment to the
mounting bracket become loose.
Hg - Lamp contains mercury. Manage in
accordance with local disposal laws. See
www.lamprecycle.org.
Introduction 7
Introduction
Projector features
The projector offers the following features
Full HD compatible
The projector is compatible with Standard Definition TV (SDTV) 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p
and High Definition TV (HDTV) 720p, 1080i and 1080p formats, with the 1080p format
providing a true 1:1 image reproduction.
SmartEco starts your dynamic power saving
The SmartEco technology offers a new way of operating the projector lamp system
and saves lamp power depending on the content brightness level.
Longest lamp life with SmartEco technology
The SmartEco technology lowers the power consumption and increases the lamp
life.
ECO BLANK saves the lamp power
Pressing the ECO BLANK button to hide the image and immediately lower the lamp
power at the same time.
Less than 0.5W in standby condition
Less than 0.5W power consumption under standby mode.
Quick Cooling, Auto Power Off, Signal Power On, Direct Power On
Quick Cooling function speeds up the cooling process when turning off the
projector. Auto Power Off function allows the projector to turn off automatically if
no input signal is detected after a set period of time. Signal Power On function turns
on your projector automatically once detecting the signal input and Direct Power
On boots up the projector automatically when the power is connected.
Instant Restart
Selectable Instant Restart function enables you to restart the projector immediately
within 90 seconds after turning it off.
3D Function supported
Various 3D formats make the 3D function more flexible. By presenting the depth of the
images, you can wear BenQ 3D glasses to enjoy the 3D movies, videos and sporting
events in a more realistic way.
The apparent brightness of the projected image will vary depending on the ambient lighting conditions,
selected input signal contrast/brightness settings, and is directly proportional to projection distance.
The lamp brightness will decline over time and may vary within the lamp manufacturers specifications. This
is normal and expected behavior.
Introduction 8
Shipping contents
Carefully unpack and verify that you have all of the items shown below. If any of these items
are missing, please contact your place of purchase.
Standard accessories
The supplied accessories will be suitable for your region, and may differ from those illustrated.
*The warranty card is only supplied in some specific regions. Please consult your dealer for detailed
information.
Optional accessories
1. Spare lamp kit
2. Ceiling mount kit
3. Carry bag
Projector Power cord VGA cable
Quick start guide User manual CD Warranty card*
Remote control with batteries

Digital Projector Quick Start Guide
Introduction 9
Projector exterior view
1. External control panel
(See "Controls and functions" on page 10
for details.)
2. Lamp cover
3. Vent (heated air exhaust)
4. Quick-release button
5. Lens cap
6. Focus and Zoom ring
7. Vent (cool air intake)
8. Speaker grill
9. Front IR remote sensor
10. Projection lens
11. RS232 control port
12. USB port
13. HDMI-input port
14. RGB signal output jack
15. RGB (PC)/Component Video (YPbPr/
YCbCr) signal input jack
16. S-Video input jack
Video input jack
17. Audio (L/R) input jacks
18. Audio input jack
19. Audio output jack
20. Kensington anti-theft lock slot
21. AC power jack
22. Rear adjuster foot
23. Ceiling mount holes
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Introduction 10
Controls and functions
Projector
1. Focus ring
Adjusts the focus of the projected image.
2. Zoom ring
Adjusts the size of the image.
3. Top IR remote sensor
4. MENU/EXIT
Turns on the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu. Goes back to previous OSD menu,
exits and saves menu settings.
5. POWER
Toggles the projector between standby
mode and on.
6. Left/
Decreases the projector volume.
7. MODE/ENTER
Selects an available picture setup mode.
Activates the selected On-Screen Display
(OSD) menu item.
8. ECO BLANK
Used to hide the screen picture.
9. POWER indicator light
Lights up or flashes when the projector is
under operation.
10. TEMPerature warning light
Lights up red if the projector's
temperature becomes too high.
11. LAMP indicator light
Indicates the status of the lamp. Lights up
or flashes when the lamp has developed a
problem.
12. AUTO
Automatically determines the best picture
timings for the displayed image.
13. Keystone/Arrow keys ( / Up, /
Down)
Manually corrects distorted images
resulting from an angled projection.
14. Right/
Increases the projector volume.
When the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu is activated, the #6, #13, and #14
keys are used as directional arrows to
select the desired menu items and to
make adjustments.
15. SOURCE
Displays the source selection bar.
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Remote control
1. POWER
Toggles the projector between standby
mode and on.
2. Info
Shows the status information of the
projector.
3. MENU/EXIT
Turns on the On-Screen Display (OSD)
menu. Goes back to previous OSD menu,
exits and saves menu settings.
4. Left
5. MODE/ENTER
Selects an available picture setup mode.
Activates the selected On-Screen Display
(OSD) menu item.
6. ECO BLANK
Used to hide the screen picture.
7. Keystone/Arrow keys ( / Up, /
Down)
Manually corrects distorted images
resulting from an angled projection.
8. SmartEco
Displays the lamp mode selection bar.
9. Aspect
Selects the display aspect ratio.
10. Page Up/Page Down
Operate your display software program (on
a connected PC) which responds to page up/
down commands (like Microsoft
PowerPoint).
11. Digital Zoom (+, -)
Magnifies or reduces the projected picture
size.
12. Timer On
Activates or displays an on-screen timer
based on your own timer setting.
13. Timer Set up
Enters presentation timer setting directly.
14. 3D settings
Enters 3D settings directly.
15. AUTO
Automatically determines the best picture
timings for the displayed image.
16. Right
When the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu
is activated, the #4, #7, and #16 keys are
used as directional arrows to select the
desired menu items and to make
adjustments.
17. SOURCE
Displays the source selection bar.
18. Volume +/-
Adjusts the sound level.
19. Mute
Toggles projector audio between on and off.
20. Freeze
Freezes the projected image.
21. Quick Install
Quickly selects several functions to adjust
the projected image and displays the test
pattern.
22. CC
Displays the video term description on
screen which is provided for hard-of-hearing
viewers.
23. Teaching template
Enters Teaching template setting directly.
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Introduction 12
Remote control effective range
The remote control must be held at an angle within 30 degrees perpendicular to the
projector's IR remote control sensor(s) to function correctly. The distance between the
remote control and the sensor(s) should not exceed 8 meters (~ 26 feet).
Make sure that there are no obstacles between the remote control and the IR sensor(s) on
the projector that might obstruct the infra-red beam.
Replacing the remote control batteries
1. To open the battery cover, turn the remote control over to view its back, push on
the finger grip on the cover and slide it up in the direction of the arrow as illustrated.
The cover will slide off.
2. Remove any existing batteries (if necessary) and install two AAA batteries observing
the battery polarities as indicated in the base of the battery compartment. Positive
(+) goes to positive and negative (-) goes to negative.
3. Refit the cover by aligning it with the base and sliding it back down into position. Stop
when it clicks into place.
Avoid leaving the remote control and batteries in an excessive heat or humid environment like the
kitchen, bathroom, sauna, sunroom or in a closed car.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the battery manufacturer.
Dispose of the used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions and local environment
regulations for your region.
Never throw the batteries into a fire. There may be danger of an explosion.
If the batteries are dead or if you will not be using the remote control for an extended period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid damage to the remote control from possible battery leakage.
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Positioning your projector 13


Positioning your projector
Choosing a location
Your projector is designed to be installed in one of four possible installation locations:
Your room layout or personal preference will dictate which installation location you select.
Take into consideration the size and position of your screen, the location of a suitable
power outlet, as well as the location and distance between the projector and the rest of
your equipment.
1. Front Table
Select this location with the projector
placed on the table in front of the screen.
This is the most common way to position
the projector for quick setup and
portability.
2. Front Ceiling
Select this location with the projector
suspended upside-down from the ceiling in
front of the screen.
Purchase the BenQ Projector Ceiling
Mount Kit from your dealer to mount your
projector on the ceiling.
Set Front Ceiling in the SYSTEM
SETUP: Basic > Projector Installation
menu after you turn the projector on.
3. Rear Ceiling
Select this location with the projector
suspended upside-down from the ceiling
behind the screen.
Note that a special rear projection screen
and the BenQ Projector Ceiling Mount Kit
are required for this installation location.
Set Rear Ceiling in the SYSTEM
SETUP: Basic > Projector Installation
menu after you turn the projector on.
4. Rear Table
Select this location with the projector
placed on the table behind the screen.
Note that a special rear projection screen
is required.
Set Rear Table in the SYSTEM SETUP:
Basic > Projector Installation menu
after you turn the projector on.
Positioning your projector 14
Obtaining a preferred projected image size
The distance from the projector lens to the screen, the zoom setting, and the video format
each factors in the projected image size.
Projection dimensions
Installation for a 16:9 ratio screen
The screen aspect ratio is 16:9 and the projected picture is in a 16:9 aspect ratio
<A> <B>
<C>
<E>
<D>
<F>
<G>
Floor Installation
<F>: Screen <G>: Center of lens
<B>
<A>
<C>
<F>
<G>
<D>
<E>
Ceiling Installation
<F>: Screen <G>: Center of lens
Screen dimensions Projection distance <D> [mm]
Lowest/
Highest lens
position <E>
[mm]
Diagonal
<A>
[inch (mm)]
Height
<B>
[mm]
Width
<C>
[mm]
Min
distance
(with max
zoom)
Average
Max
distance
(with min
zoom)
40 (1016) 498 886 1013 1165 1316 25
50 (1270) 623 1107 1266 1456 1646 31
60 (1524) 747 1328 1519 1747 1975 37
70 (1778) 872 1550 1772 2038 2304 44
80 (2032) 996 1771 2025 2329 2633 50
90 (2286) 1121 1992 2278 2620 2962 56
100 (2540) 1245 2214 2532 2911 3291 62
110 (2794) 1370 2435 2785 3203 3620 68
120 (3048) 1494 2657 3038 3494 3949 75
130 (3302) 1619 2878 3291 3785 4278 81
140 (3556) 1743 3099 3544 4076 4608 87
150 (3810) 1868 3321 3797 4367 4937 93
160 (4064) 1992 3542 4051 4658 5266 100
170 (4318) 2117 3763 4304 4949 5595 106
180 (4572) 2241 3985 4557 5241 5924 112
190 (4826) 2366 4206 4810 5532 6253 118
200 (5080) 2491 4428 5063 5823 6582 125
235 (5969) 2926 5202 5949 6842 7734 146
Positioning your projector 15
Installation for a 4:3 ratio screen
The illustrations and table below are provided for those users who already have 4:3 aspect
ratio screens or intend to purchase 4:3 aspect ratio screens to view 16:9 ratio projected
images.
The screen aspect ratio is 4:3 and the projected picture is in a 16:9 aspect ratio
All measurements are approximate and may vary from the actual sizes.
BenQ recommends that if you intend to permanently install the projector, you should physically test the
projection size and distance using the actual projector in situ before you permanently install it, so as to make
allowance for this projector's optical characteristics. This will help you determine the exact mounting position
so that it best suits your installation location.
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<B>
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<C>
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<G>
Floor Installation
<F>: Screen <G>: Center of lens
<A>
<B>
<H>
<C>
<E>
<D>
<F>
<G>
Ceiling Installation
<F>: Screen <G>: Center of lens
Screen dimensions
Projection distance <D>
[mm]
Lowest/
Highest
lens
position
<E>
[mm]
Image
height
<H>
[mm]
Diagonal
<A>
[inch (mm)]
Height
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[mm]
Width
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[mm]
Min
distance
(with
max
zoom)
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Max
distance
(with
min
zoom)
40 (1016) 610 813 929 1069 1208 23 457
50 (1270) 762 1016 1162 1336 1510 29 572
60 (1524) 914 1219 1394 1603 1813 34 686
70 (1778) 1067 1422 1627 1871 2115 40 800
80 (2032) 1219 1626 1859 2138 2417 46 914
90 (2286) 1372 1829 2091 2405 2719 51 1029
100 (2540) 1524 2032 2324 2672 3021 57 1143
110 (2794) 1676 2235 2556 2940 3323 63 1257
120 (3048) 1829 2438 2788 3207 3625 69 1372
130 (3302) 1981 2642 3021 3474 3927 74 1486
140 (3556) 2134 2845 3253 3741 4229 80 1600
150 (3810) 2286 3048 3486 4008 4531 86 1715
160 (4064) 2438 3251 3718 4276 4833 91 1829
170 (4318) 2591 3454 3950 4543 5135 97 1943
180 (4572) 2743 3658 4183 4810 5438 103 2057
190 (4826) 2896 3861 4415 5077 5740 109 2172
200 (5080) 3048 4064 4647 5345 6042 114 2286
Connection 16
Connection
When connecting a signal source to the projector, be sure to:
1. Turn all equipment off before making any connections.
2. Use the correct signal cables for each source.
3. Ensure the cables are firmly inserted.
In the connections shown below, some cables may not be included with the projector (see "Shipping
contents" on page 8). They are commercially available from electronics stores.
The connection illustrations below are for reference only. The rear connecting jacks available on the
projector vary with each projector model.
Many notebooks do not turn on their external video ports when connected to a projector. Usually a key
combo like FN + F3 or CRT/LCD key turns the external display on/off. Locate a function key labeled CRT/
LCD or a function key with a monitor symbol on the notebook. Press FN and the labeled function key
simultaneously. Refer to your notebook's documentation to find your notebook's key combination.
The D-Sub output only works when an appropriate D-Sub input is made to the COMPUTER 1 jack.
1. VGA cable
2. VGA to DVI-A cable
3. USB cable
4. Component Video to VGA (D-Sub)
adapter cable
5. S-Video cable
6. Video cable
7. Audio L/R cable
8. Audio cable
9. HDMI cable
7 8 7 8 4 1 2 1 6 3 5 9
Notebook or desktop computer
Speakers
A/V device
Monitor
(DVI)
(VGA)
or
or
Connection 17
If you wish to use this connection method when the projector is in standby mode, make sure the
Monitor Out function is turned on in the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced menu. See "Standby Settings"
on page 45 for details.
Connecting video source devices
You need only connect the projector to a video source device using just one of the
connecting methods, however each provides a different level of video quality. The method
you choose will most likely depend upon the availability of matching terminals on both the
projector and the video source device as described below:
Connecting audio
The projector has built-in mono speaker(s) which are designed to provide basic audio
functionality accompanying data presentations for business purposes only. They are not
designed for, nor intended for stereo audio reproduction use as might be expected in
home theater or home cinema applications. Any stereo audio input (if provided), is mixed
into a common mono audio output through the projector speaker(s).
The built-in speaker(s) will be muted when the AUDIO OUT jack is connected.
The projector is only capable of playing mixed mono audio, even if a stereo audio input is connected. See
"Connecting audio" on page 17 for details.
If the selected video image is not displayed after the projector is turned on and the correct video source
has been selected, check that the video source device is turned on and operating correctly. Also check
that the signal cables have been connected correctly.
Terminal name Terminal appearance Picture quality
HDMI
Best
Component Video
Better
S-Video
Good
Video
Normal
Operation 18
Operation
Starting up the projector
1. Plug the power cord into the projector and into a
power outlet. Turn on the power outlet switch
(where fitted). Check that the POWER indicator
light on the projector lights orange after power
has been applied.
Please use the original accessories (e.g. power cord) only with the
device to avoid possible dangers such as electric shock and fire.
2. Press POWER to start the projector. As soon as the lamp lights up, a "Power
On Ring Tone" will be heard. The POWER indicator light flashes green and
stays green when the projector is on.
The start up procedure takes about 30 seconds. In the later stage of start up, a
startup logo is projected.
(If necessary) Rotate the focus ring to adjust the image clearness.
To turn off the ring tone, see "Turning off the Power On/Off Ring Tone" on page 33
for details.
If the projector is still hot from previous activity, it will run the cooling fan for approximately 90 seconds
before energizing the lamp.
3. If the projector is activated for the first
time, select your OSD language following
the on-screen instructions.
4. If you are prompted for a password, press
the arrow keys to enter a six-digit
password. See "Utilizing the password
function" on page 22 for details.
5. Switch all of the connected equipment on.
6. The projector will start to search for input
signals. The current input signal being
scanned appears in the upper left corner of
the screen. If the projector doesn't detect
a valid signal, the message No Signal will
continue displaying until an input signal is
found.
You can also press SOURCE on the
projector or remote control to select your
desired input signal. See "Switching input
signal" on page 24 for details.
If the frequency/resolution of the input signal exceeds the projector's operating range, you will see the
message Out of Range displayed on the background screen. Please change to an input signal which is
compatible with the projector's resolution or set the input signal to a lower setting. See "Timing chart" on
page 56 for details.
If no signal is detected for 3 minutes, the projector automatically enters ECO BLANK mode.
Operation 19
Adjusting the projected image
Adjusting the projection angle
The projector is equipped with 1 quick-release adjuster foot and 1 rear adjuster foot.
These adjusters change the image height and projection angle. To adjust the projector:
1. Press the quick-release button and lift the
front of the projector. Once the image is
positioned where you want it, release the
quick-release button to lock the foot in
position.
2. Screw the rear adjuster foot to fine-tune the
horizontal angle.
To retract the foot, hold up the projector while
pressing the quick-release button, then slowly lower
the projector. Screw the rear adjuster foot in a
reverse direction.
If the projector is not placed on a flat surface or the
screen and the projector are not perpendicular to
each other, the projected image becomes
trapezoidal. To correct this situation, see
"Correcting keystone" on page 20 for details.
Auto-adjusting the image
In some cases, you may need to optimize the picture quality. To do this, press AUTO on
the projector or remote control. Within 3 seconds, the built-in Intelligent Auto
Adjustment function will re-adjust the values of Frequency and Clock to provide the best
picture quality.
The current source information will be displayed in the corner of the screen for 3 seconds.
This function is only available when PC signal (analog RGB) is selected.
Fine-tuning the image size and clarity
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Do not look into the lens while the
lamp is on. The strong light from the
lamp may cause damage to your eyes.
Be careful when you press the quick-
release button as it is close to the
exhaust vent where hot air comes
from.
1. Adjust the projected image to the
size that you need using the zoom
ring.
2. Sharpen the image by rotating the
focus ring.
Operation 20
Correcting keystone
Keystoning refers to the situation where the projected image is noticeably wider at either
the top or bottom. It occurs when the projector is not perpendicular to the screen.
To correct this, you will need to manually correct it following ONE of these steps.
Press / on the projector or remote
control to display the Keystone correction page.
Press to correct keystoning at the top of
the image. Press to correct keystoning at
the bottom of the image.
Using the OSD menu
1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
2. Press to highlight Keystone and press MODE/ENTER. The Keystone
correction page appears.
3. Press to correct keystoning at the top of the image. Press to correct
keystoning at the bottom of the image.
Press / .
Press / .
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Using the menus
The projector is equipped with On-Screen Display (OSD) menus for making various
adjustments and settings.
The OSD screenshots below are for reference only, and may differ from the actual design.
Below is the overview of the OSD menu.
The following example describes how to set the OSD language.
1. Press MENU/EXIT on the projector or
remote control to turn the OSD menu on.
3. Press to highlight Language
and press MODE/ENTER.
2. Use / to highlight the SYSTEM
SETUP: Basic menu.
4. Press / / / to select a
preferred language.
5. Press MENU/EXIT on the
projector or remote control to
leave and save the settings.
Current input signal
Main menu icon
Main menu
Sub-menu
Highlight
Press MENU/
EXIT to the
previous
page or to
exit.
Status
DISPLAY
Wall Color
Aspect Ratio
Keystone
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
Off
Auto
0
0
ENTER
MENU Exit Analog RGB
3D
Teaching Template
DISPLAY
Wall Color
Aspect Ratio
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
Keystone
Analog RGB
Off
Auto
0
0
MENU Exit
3D
Teaching Template
SYSTEM SETUP: Basic
Presentation Timer
Language
Projector Installation
Operation Settings
Panel Key Lock
Splash Screen
Background Color
Analog RGB MENU Exit
Front Table
Off
BenQ
BenQ
Menu Settings
Remote Receiver Front+Top
ENTER
SYSTEM SETUP: Basic
Presentation Timer
Language
Projector Installation
Operation Settings
Panel Key Lock
Splash Screen
Background Color
Analog RGB MENU Exit
Front Table
Off
BenQ
BenQ
Menu Settings
Remote Receiver Front+Top
Operation 22
Securing the projector
Using a security cable lock
The projector has to be installed in a safe place to prevent theft. Otherwise, purchase a
lock, such as the Kensington lock, to secure the projector. You can locate a Kensington
lock slot on the rear side of the projector. See item 23 on page 9 for details.
A Kensington security cable lock is usually a combination of key(s) and the lock. Refer to
the locks documentation for finding out how to use it.
Utilizing the password function
For security purposes and to help prevent unauthorized use, the projector includes an
option for setting up password security. The password can be set through the On-Screen
Display (OSD) menu.
WARNING: You will be inconvenienced if you activate the password functionality and subsequently forget the
password. Print out this manual (if necessary) and write the password you used in this manual, and keep the
manual in a safe place for later recall.
Setting a password
Once a password has been set and the power on lock is activated, the projector cannot be used unless the
correct password is entered every time the projector is started.
1. Open the OSD menu and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Security
Settings menu. Press MODE/ENTER. The Security Settings page appears.
2. Highlight Change Security Settings and press MODE/ENTER.
3. As pictured to the right, the four arrow keys
( , , , ) respectively represent 4 digits
(1, 2, 3, 4). According to the password you
desire to set, press the arrow keys to enter six
digits for the password.
4. Confirm the new password by re-entering the
new password.
Once the password is set, the OSD menu
returns to the Security Settings page.
5. To activate the Power On Lock function, press / to highlight Power On Lock
and press / to select On.
IMPORTANT: The digits being input will display as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password down
here in this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to you should you
ever forget it.
Password: __ __ __ __ __ __
Keep this manual in a safe place.
6. To leave the OSD menu, press MENU/EXIT.
INPUT NEW PASSWORD
Back MENU
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If you forget the password
If the password function is activated, you will be asked
to enter the six-digit password every time you turn on
the projector. If you enter the wrong password, the
password error message as pictured to the right
appears lasting for 3 seconds, and the INPUT
PASSWORD message follows. You can retry by
entering another six-digit password, or if you did not
record the password in this manual, and you absolutely do not remember it, you can use
the password recall procedure. See "Entering the password recall procedure" on page 23
for details.
If you enter an incorrect password 5 times in succession, the projector will automatically
shut down in a short time.
Entering the password recall procedure
1. Press and hold AUTO on the projector or
remote control for 3 seconds. The
projector will display a coded number on
the screen.
2. Write down the number and turn off your
projector.
3. Seek help from the local BenQ service
center to decode the number. You may be
required to provide proof of purchase
documentation to verify that you are an
authorized user of the projector.
Changing the password
1. Open the OSD menu and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced> Security
Settings > Change Password menu.
2. Press MODE/ENTER. The message INPUT CURRENT PASSWORD
appears.
3. Enter the old password.
i. If the password is correct, another message INPUT NEW PASSWORD
appears.
ii. If the password is incorrect, the password error message appears lasting for
three seconds, and the message INPUT CURRENT PASSWORD appears
for your retry. You can press MENU/EXIT to cancel the change or try another
password.
4. Enter a new password.
IMPORTANT: The digits being input will display as asterisks on-screen. Write your selected password down
here in this manual in advance or right after the password is entered so that it is available to you should you
ever forget it.
Password: __ __ __ __ __ __
Keep this manual in a safe place.
5. Confirm the new password by re-entering the new password.
6. You have successfully assigned a new password to the projector. Remember to enter
the new password next time the projector is started.
7. To leave the OSD menu, press MENU/EXIT.
Password Error
Please try again.
Please write down the recall code,
and contact BenQ
Customer Center.
Recall Code:
255 255 255 255
RECALL PASSWORD
Exit MENU
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Disabling the password function
To disable password protection, go back to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced >
Security Settings > Change Security Settings menu after opening the OSD menu
system. Press MODE/ENTER. The message INPUT PASSWORD appears. Enter
the current password.
i. If the password is correct, the OSD menu returns to the Security Settings
page.
Press to highlight Power On Lock and press / to select Off. You will
not have to enter the password next time when turning on the projector.
ii. If the password is incorrect, the password error message appears lasting for
three seconds, and the message INPUT PASSWORD appears for your
retry. You can press MENU/EXIT to cancel the change or try another
password.
Though the password function is disabled, you need to keep the old password in hand should you ever need to
re-activate the password function by entering the old password.
Switching input signal
The projector can be connected to multiple devices at the same time. However, it can only
display one full screen at a time. When starting up, the projector automatically searches for
the available signals.
Be sure the Quick Auto Search function in the SOURCE menu is On if you want the
projector to automatically search for the signals.
To select the source:
1. Press SOURCE on the projector or remote
control. A source selection bar appears.
2. Press / until your desired signal is selected
and press MODE/ENTER.
Once detected, the selected source information
will display at the corner of the screen for
seconds. If there is multiple equipment connected
to the projector, repeat steps 1-2 to search for
another signal.
The brightness level of the projected image will change
accordingly when you switch between different input signals.
Data (graphic) "PC" presentations using mostly static images
are generally brighter than "Video" using mostly moving images
(movies).
The native display resolution of this projector is in a 16:9 aspect
ratio. For best display picture results, you should select and use
an input signal which outputs at this resolution. Any other
resolutions will be scaled by the projector depending upon the
aspect ratio setting, which may cause some image distortion
or loss of picture clarity. See "Selecting the aspect ratio" on
page 25 for details.
Computer1/YPbPr1
Computer2/YPbPr2
HDMI
Video
S-Video
Network Display
USB Display
USB Reader
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Changing Color Space
In the unlikely event that you connect the projector to a DVD player via the projectors
HDMI input and the projected picture displays wrong colors, please change the color
space to YUV.
To do this:
1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the SOURCE menu is highlighted.
2. Press to highlight Color Space Conversion and press / to select a suitable
color space.
This function is only available when the HDMI-input port is in use.
Magnifying and searching for details
If you need to find the details on the projected picture, magnify the picture. Use the
direction arrow keys for navigating the picture.
Using the remote control
1. Press Digital Zoom+/- to display the Zoom bar. Press Digital Zoom+ to magnify
the center of the picture. Press the key repeatedly until the picture size is suitable for
your need.
2. Use the directional arrows ( , , , ) on the projector or remote control to
navigate the picture.
3. To restore the picture to its original size, press AUTO. You can also press Digital
Zoom-. When the key is pressed again, the picture is further reduced until it is
restored to the original size.
Using the OSD menu
1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
2. Press to highlight Digital Zoom and press MODE/ENTER. The Zoom bar
appears.
3. Press repeatedly to magnify the picture to a desired size.
4. To navigate the picture, press MODE/ENTER to switch to the panning mode and
press the directional arrows ( , , , ) on the projector or remote control to
navigate the picture.
5. To reduce size of the picture, press MODE/ENTER to switch back to the zoom in/
out function, and press AUTO to restore the picture to its original size. You can
also press repeatedly until it is restored to the original size.
The picture can only be navigated after it is magnified. You can further magnify the picture while searching for
details.
Selecting the aspect ratio
The aspect ratio is the ratio of the image width to the image height. Most analog TV and
some computers are in 4:3 ratio, and digital TV and DVDs are usually in 16:9 ratio.
With the advent of digital signal processing, digital display devices like this projector can
dynamically stretch and scale the image output to a different aspect than that of the image
input signal.
To change the projected picture ratio (no matter what aspect the source is):
Using the remote control
1. Press Aspect to show the current setting.
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2. Press Aspect repeatedly to select an aspect ratio to suit the format of the video
signal and your display requirements.
Using the OSD menu
1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the DISPLAY menu is highlighted.
2. Press to highlight Aspect Ratio.
3. Press / to select an aspect ratio to suit the format of the video signal and your
display requirements.
About the aspect ratio
In the pictures below, the black portions are inactive areas and the white portions are active areas.
OSD menus can be displayed on those unused black areas.
1. Auto: Scales an image proportionally to fit
the projector's native resolution in its
horizontal or vertical width. This is suitable
for the incoming image which is neither in 4:3
nor 16:9 and you want to make most use of
the screen without altering the image's aspect
ratio.
2. Real: The image is projected as its original
resolution, and resized to fit within the display
area. For input signals with lower resolutions,
the projected image will display smaller than if
resized to full screen. You could adjust the
zoom setting or move the projector towards
the screen to increase the image size if
necessary. You may also need to refocus the
projector after making these adjustments.
3. 4:3: Scales an image so that it is displayed in
the center of the screen with a 4:3 aspect
ratio. This is most suitable for 4:3 images like
some computer monitors, standard definition
TV and 4:3 aspect DVD movies, as it displays
them without aspect alteration.
4. 16:9: Scales an image so that it is displayed in
the center of the screen with a 16:9 aspect
ratio. This is most suitable for images which
are already in a 16:9 aspect, like high definition
TV, as it displays them without aspect
alteration.
5. 16:10: Scales an image so that it is displayed in
the center of the screen with a 16:10 aspect
ratio. This is most suitable for images which
are already in a 16:10 aspect, as it displays
them without aspect alteration.
15:9 picture
4:3 picture
16:9 picture
4:3 picture
16:9 picture
16:10 picture
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Optimizing the image
Using Wall Color
In the situation where you are projecting onto a colored surface such as a painted wall
which may not be white, the Wall Color feature can help correct the projected pictures
colors to prevent possible color difference between the source and projected pictures.
To use this function, go to the DISPLAY > Wall Color menu and press / to select
a color which is closest to the color of the projection surface. There are several
precalibrated colors to choose from: Light Yellow, Pink, Light Green, Blue, and
Blackboard.
Selecting a picture mode
The projector is preset with several predefined picture modes so that you can choose one
to suit your operating environment and input signal picture type.
To select an operation mode that suits your need, you can follow one of the following
steps.
Press MODE/ENTER on the projector or remote control repeatedly until your
desired mode is selected.
Go to the PICTURE > Picture Mode menu and press / to select a desired
mode.
1. Dynamic mode: Maximizes the brightness of the projected image. This mode is
suitable for environments where extra-high brightness is required, such as using the
projector in well lit rooms.
2. Presentation mode: Is designed for presentations. The brightness is emphasized in
this mode to match PC and notebook coloring.
3. sRGB mode: Maximizes the purity of RGB colors to provide true-to-life images
regardless of brightness setting. It is most suitable for viewing photos taken with an
sRGB compatible and properly calibrated camera, and for viewing PC graphic and
drawing applications such as AutoCAD.
4. Cinema mode: Is appropriate for playing colorful movies, video clips from digital
cameras or DVs through the PC input for best viewing in a blackened (little light)
environment.
5. 3D mode: Is appropriate for playing 3D images and 3D video clips.
6. User 1/User 2 mode: Recalls the settings customized based on the current
available picture modes. See "Setting the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 27 for details.
Setting the User 1/User 2 mode
There are two user-definable modes if the current available picture modes are not suitable
for your need. You can use one of the picture modes (except the User 1/2) as a starting
point and customize the settings.
1. Press MENU/EXIT to open the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu.
2. Go to the PICTURE > Picture Mode menu.
3. Press / to select User 1 or User 2.
4. Press to highlight Reference Mode.
This function is only available when User 1 or User 2 mode is selected up in the Picture Mode sub-menu
item.
5. Press / to select a picture mode that is closest to your need.
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6. Press to select a menu item to be changed and adjust the value with / . See
"Fine-tuning the image quality in user modes" below for details.
Fine-tuning the image quality in user modes
According to the detected signal type and selected picture mode, some of the below
functions may not be available. Based on your needs, you can make adjustments to these
functions by highlighting them and pressing / on the projector or remote control.
Adjusting Brightness
The higher the value, the brighter the image. And the
lower the setting, the darker the image. Adjust this
control so the black areas of the image appear just as
black and that detail in the dark areas is visible.
Adjusting Contrast
The higher the value, the greater the contrast. Use this
to set the peak white level after you have previously
adjusted the Brightness setting to suit your selected
input and viewing environment.
Adjusting Color
Lower setting produces less saturated colors. If the setting is too high, colors on the image
will be overpowering, which makes the image unrealistic.
Adjusting Tint
The higher the value, the more reddish the picture becomes. The lower the value, the
more greenish the picture becomes.
Adjusting Sharpness
The higher the value, the sharper the picture becomes. The lower the value, the softer the
picture becomes.
Adjusting Brilliant Color
This feature utilizes a new color-processing algorithm and system level enhancements to
enable higher brightness while providing truer, more vibrant colors in picture. It enables a
greater than 50% brightness increase in mid-tone images, which are common in video and
natural scenes, so the projector reproduces images in realistic and true colors. If you
prefer images with that quality, select On. If you dont need it, select Off.
When Off is selected, the Color Temperature function is not available.
Selecting a Color Temperature
The options available for color temperature* settings vary according to the signal type
selected.
1. Cool: Makes images appear bluish white.
2. Normal: Maintains normal colorings for white.
3. Warm: Makes images appear reddish white.
*About color temperatures:
There are many different shades that are considered to be "white" for various purposes.
One of the common methods of representing white color is known as the color
temperature. A white color with a low color temperature appears to be reddish white. A
white color with a high color temperature appears to have more blue in it.
+50
+30
+70
0 -30
+30
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Setting a preferred color temperature
To set a preferred color temperature:
1. Highlight Color Temperature and select Warm, Normal or Cool by pressing
/ on the projector or remote control.
2. Press to highlight Color Temperature Fine Tuning and press MODE/
ENTER. The Color Temperature Fine Tuning page appears.
3. Press / to highlight the item you want to change and adjust the values by
pressing / .
R Gain/G Gain/B Gain: Adjusts the contrast levels of Red, Green, and Blue.
R Offset/G Offset/B Offset: Adjusts the brightness levels of Red, Green, and
Blue.
4. Press MENU/EXIT to exit and save the settings
3D Color Management
In most installation situations, color management will not be necessary, such as in
classroom, meeting room, or lounge room situations where lights remain on, or where
building external windows allow daylight into the room.
Only in permanent installations with controlled lighting levels such as boardrooms, lecture
theaters, or home theaters, should color management be considered. Color management
provides fine color control adjustment to allow for more accurate color reproduction,
should you require it.
Proper color management can only be achieved under controlled and reproducible viewing
conditions. You will need to use a colorimeter (color light meter), and provide a set of
suitable source images to measure color reproduction. These tools are not provided with
the projector, however, your projector supplier should be able to provide you with suitable
guidance, or even an experienced professional installer.
The Color Management provides six sets (RGBCMY) of colors to be adjusted. When you
select each color, you can independently adjust its range and saturation according to your
preference.
If you have purchased a test disc which contains various color test patterns and can be
used to test the color presentation on monitors, TVs, projectors, etc, you can project any
image from the disc on the screen and enter the 3D Color Management menu to make
adjustments.
To adjust the settings:
1. Go to the PICTURE menu and highlight 3D Color Management.
2. Press MODE/ENTER on the projector or remote control and the 3D Color
Management page appears.
3. Highlight Primary Color and press / to select a color from among Red,
Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, or Magenta.
4. Press to highlight Hue and press / to select its range. Increase in the range
will include colors consisted of more proportions of its two adjacent colors.
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Please refer to the illustration to the right
for how the colors relate to each other.
For example, if you select Red and set its
range at 0, only pure red in the projected
picture will be selected. Increasing its range
will include red close to yellow and red close
to magenta.
5. Press to highlight Saturation and adjust
its values to your preference by pressing /
. Every adjustment made will reflect to
the image immediately.
For example, if you select Red and set its
value at 0, only the saturation of pure red will be affected.
Saturation is the amount of that color in a video picture. Lower settings produce less saturated colors; a
setting of 0 removes that color from the image entirely. If the saturation is too high, that color will be
overpowering and unrealistic.
6. Press to highlight Gain and adjust its values to your preference by pressing /
. The contrast level of the primary color you select will be affected. Every
adjustment made will reflect to the image immediately.
7. Repeat steps 3 to 6 for other color adjustments.
8. Make sure you have made all of the desired adjustments.
9. Press MENU/EXIT to exit and save the settings.
Resetting current or all picture modes
1. Go to the PICTURE menu and highlight Reset Picture Setting.
2. Press MODE/ENTER and press / to select Current or All.
Current: returns current picture mode to the factory preset settings.
All: returns all settings, except User 1/User 2 in the PICTURE menu to the
factory preset settings.
Setting the presentation timer
Presentation timer can indicate the presentation time on the screen to help you achieve
better time management when giving presentations. Follow these steps to utilize this
function:
1. Go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Presentation Timer menu and press
MODE/ENTER to display the Presentation Timer page.
2. Highlight Timer Period and decide the time period by pressing / . The length
of time can be set from 1 to 5 minutes in 1-minute increments and 5 to 240 minutes
in 5-minute increments.
If the timer is already on, the timer will restart whenever the Timer Period is reset.
3. Press to highlight Timer Display and choose if you want the timer to show up
on the screen by pressing / .
RED
BLUE
GREEN
Yellow
Cyan
Magenta
Selection Description
Always Displays the timer on screen throughout the presentation time.
3 min/2 min/1 min Displays the timer on screen in the last 3/2/1 minute(s).
Never Hides the timer throughout the presentation time.
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4. Press to highlight Timer Position and set the timer position by pressing / .
5. Press to highlight Timer Counting Direction and select your desired counting
direction by pressing / .
6. Press to highlight Sound Reminder and decide if you want to activate sound
reminder by pressing / . If you select On, a double beep sound will be heard at
the last 30 seconds of counting down/up, and a triple beep sound will be produced
when the timer is up.
7. To activate the presentation timer, press and press / to highlight On and
press MODE/ENTER.
8. A confirmation message appears. Highlight Yes and press MODE/ENTER on the
projector or remote control to confirm. You will see the message Timer is On
displaying on the screen. The timer starts counting when the timer is on.
To cancel the timer, perform the following steps:
1. Go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Presentation Timer menu and highlight
Off. Press MODE/ENTER. A confirmation message appears.
2. Highlight Yes and press MODE/ENTER to confirm. You will see the message
Timer is Off displaying on the screen.
Remote paging operations
Connect the projector to your PC or notebook with a USB cable prior to using the paging
function. See "Connection" on page 16 for details.
You can operate your display software program (on a connected PC) which responds to
page up/down commands (like Microsoft PowerPoint) by pressing Page Up/Page Down
on the remote control.
If remote paging function doesn't work, check if the USB connection is correctly made and
the mouse driver on your computer is updated to the latest version.
The remote paging function cannot work with Microsoft

Windows

98 operating system. Windows

XP or
higher operating systems are recommended.
Freezing the image
Press Freeze on the remote control to freeze the image. The word FREEZE will
display in the upper left corner of the screen. To release the function, press any key on the
projector or remote control.
If your remote control has the following keys, please note that they cannot be pressed to release the function:
LASER, #1, #4, Page Up/Page Down.
Even if an image is frozen on the screen, the pictures are running on the video or other
device. If the connected devices have active audio output, you will still hear the audio even
though the image is frozen onscreen.
Top-Left Bottom-Left Top-Right Bottom-Right
Selection Description
Count Up Increases from 0 to the preset time.
Count Down Decreases from the preset time to 0.
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Hiding the image
In order to draw the audience's full attention to the presenter, you can use ECO BLANK
on the projector or remote control to hide the screen image. When this function is
activated with an audio input connected, the audio can still be heard.
You can set the blank time in the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Operation Settings >
Blank Timer menu to let the projector return the image automatically after a period of
time when there is no action taken on the blank screen.
If the preset time spans are not suitable for your presentation, select Disable.
No matter Blank Timer is activated or not, you can press most of the keys on the
projector or remote control to restore the picture.
Do not block the projection lens from projecting as this could cause the blocking object to become heated and
deformed or even cause a fire.
Locking control keys
With the control keys on the projector locked, you can prevent your projector settings
from being changed accidentally (by children, for example). When the Panel Key Lock is
on, no control keys on the projector will operate except POWER.
1. Go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Panel Key Lock menu, and select On by
pressing / on the projector or remote control. A confirmation message
appears.
2. Highlight Yes and press MODE/ENTER to confirm.
To release panel key lock, use the remote control to enter the SYSTEM SETUP:
Basic > Panel Key Lock menu and press / to select Off.
Keys on the remote control are still active when panel key lock is enabled.
If you turn off the projector without disabling panel key lock, the projector will still be in locked status the
next time it is turned on.
Operating in a high altitude environment
We recommend you use the High Altitude Mode when your environment is between
1500 m 3000 m above sea level, and ambient temperature is between 0C30C.
Do not use the High Altitude Mode if your altitude is between 0 m and 1500 m and ambient temperature is
between 0C and 35C. The projector will be over cooled, if you turn the mode on under such a condition.
To activate the High Altitude Mode:
1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced
menu is highlighted.
2. Press to highlight High Altitude Mode and press / select On. A
confirmation message appears.
3. Highlight Yes and press MODE/ENTER.
Operation under "High Altitude Mode" may cause a higher decibel operating noise level
because of increased fan speed necessary to improve overall system cooling and
performance.
If you use this projector under other extreme conditions excluding the above, it may
display auto shut-down symptoms, which is designed to protect your projector from over-
heating. In cases like this, you should switch to High Altitude mode to solve these
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symptoms. However, this is not to state that this projector can operate under any and all
harsh or extreme conditions.
Adjusting the sound
The sound adjustments made as below will have an effect on the projector speaker(s). Be
sure you have made a correct connection to the projector audio input. See "Connection"
on page 16 for how the audio input is connected.
Muting the sound
To temporarily turn off the sound:
1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / until the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced
menu is highlighted.
2. Press to highlight Audio Settings and press MODE/ENTER. The Audio
Settings page appears.
3. Highlight Mute and press / to select On.
If available, you can also press Mute on the remote control to toggle projector audio between on and off.
Adjusting the sound level
To adjust the sound level, press Volume +/- or / , or:
1. Repeat steps 1-2 above.
2. Press to highlight Volume and press / to select a desired sound level.
Turning off the Power On/Off Ring Tone
To turn off the ring tone:
1. Repeat steps 1-2 above.
2. Press to highlight Power On/Off Ring Tone and press / to select Off.
The only way to change Power On/Off Ring Tone is setting On or Off here. Setting the sound mute or
changing the sound level will not affect the Power On/Off Ring Tone.
Using the test pattern
The projector is able to display the grid test
pattern. It helps you adjust the image size and
focus and check that the projected image is free
from distortion.
To display the test pattern, open the OSD menu
and go to the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced >
Test Pattern and press / to select On.
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Using the teaching templates
The projector provides several preset patterns for various teaching purposes. To activate
the pattern:
1. Open the OSD menu and go to the DISPLAY > Teaching Template and press
/ to select Blackboard or Whiteboard.
2. Press / to choose the pattern you need.
3. Press MODE/ENTER to activate the pattern.
Teaching
Template
Whiteboard Blackboard
Letter
Formation
Worksheet
Coordinate
Chart
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Shutting down the projector
1. Press POWER and a confirmation message will display prompting you.
If you don't respond in a few seconds, the message will disappear.
2. Press POWER a second time. The POWER indicator light flashes orange,
the projection lamp shuts down, and the fans will continue to run for approximately
90 seconds to cool down the projector.
To protect the lamp, the projector will not respond to any commands during the cooling process.
To shorten the cooling time, you can also activate the Quick cooling function. See "Quick Cooling" on page 43
for details.
3. Once the cooling process finishes, a "Power Off
Ring Tone" will be heard. The POWER indicator
light is a steady orange and fans stop. Disconnect
the power cord from the power outlet.
To turn off the power ring tone, see "Turning off the Power On/
Off Ring Tone" on page 33 for details.
If the projector is not properly shut down, to protect the lamp,
when you attempt to re-start the projector, the fans will run for a
few minutes to cool down. Press POWER again to start the
projector after the fans stop and the POWER indicator light
turns orange.
Lamp life results will vary depending on environmental conditions
and usage.
Direct power off
The AC power cord can be pulled out right after the projector is turned off. To protect
the lamp, wait about 10 minutes before re-starting the projector. (When you attempt to
re-start the projector, the fans may run for a few minutes to cool down. In such cases,
press POWER again to start the projector after the fans stop and the POWER indicator
light turns orange.
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Menu operation
Menu system
Please note that the on-screen display (OSD) menus vary according to the signal type
selected and the projector model you are using.
Main menu Sub-menu Options
1.
DISPLAY
Wall Color
Off/Light Yellow/Pink/Light Green/Blue/
Blackboard
Aspect Ratio Auto/Real/4:3/16:9/16:10
Keystone
Position
Phase
H. Size
Digital Zoom
3D
3D Mode
Auto/Top Bottom/Frame Sequential/
Frame Packing/Side by Side/Off
3D Sync Invert Disable/Invert
Apply 3D
Settings
3D Settings 1/3D Settings 2/3D Settings
3/Off
Save 3D Settings
3D Settings 1/3D Settings 2/3D Settings
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Teaching
Template
Blackboard
Off/Letter Formation/Worksheet/
Coordinate Chart
Whiteboard
Off/Letter Formation/Worksheet/
Coordinate Chart
2.
PICTURE
Picture Mode Dynamic/Presentation/sRGB/Cinema/(3D)/User 1/User 2
Reference Mode Dynamic/Presentation/sRGB/Cinema/(3D)
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Tint
Sharpness
Brilliant Color On/Off
Color Temperature Cool/Normal/Warm
Color Temperature Fine Tuning
R Gain/G Gain/B Gain/R Offset/G
Offset/B Offset
3D Color
Management
Primary Color R/G/B/C/M/Y
Hue
Saturation
Gain
Reset Picture Setting Current/All/Cancel
3.
SOURCE
Quick Auto Search On/Off
Color Space Conversion Auto/RGB/YUV
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Main menu Sub-menu Options
4.
SYSTEM
SETUP:
Basic
Presentation
Timer
Timer Period 1~240 minutes
Timer Display Always/3 min/2 min/1 min/Never
Timer Position
Top-Left/Bottom-Left/Top-Right/
Bottom-Right
Timer Counting
Direction
Count Down/Count Up
Sound Reminder On/Off
On/Off
Language
Projector Installation
Front Table/Rear Table/Rear
Ceiling/Front Ceiling
Menu Settings
Menu Display
Time
5 sec/10 sec/20 sec/30 sec/Always
Menu Position
Center/Top-Left/Top-Right/Bottom-
Right/Bottom-Left
Reminder
Message
On/Off
Operation
Settings
Direct Power On On/Off
Signal Power On On/Off
Auto Power Off
Disable/3 min/10 min/15 min/20
min/25 min/30 min
Quick Cooling On/Off
Instant Restart On/Off
Blank Timer
Disable/5 min/10 min/15 min/20
min/25 min/30 min
Sleep Timer
Disable/30 min/1 hr/2 hr/3 hr/4 hr/8
hr/12 hr
Remote Receiver Front+Top/Front/Top
Panel Key Lock On/Off
Background Color Black/Blue/Purple/BenQ
Splash Screen Black/Blue/BenQ
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Note that the menu items are available when the projector detects at least one valid signal.
If there is no equipment connected to the projector or no signal detected, limited menu
items are accessible.
Main menu Sub-menu Options
5.
SYSTEM
SETUP:
Advanced
High Altitude Mode On/Off
Audio Settings
Mute On/Off
Volume
Power On/Off
Ring Tone
On/Off
Lamp Settings
Lamp Mode Normal/Economic/SmartEco
Reset Lamp Timer
Equivalent Lamp
Security
Settings
Change Password
Change Security
Settings
Power On Lock
Baud Rate
2400/4800/9600/14400/19200/
38400/57600/115200
Test Pattern On/Off
Closed Caption
Closed Caption
Enable
On/Off
Caption Version CC1/CC2/CC3/CC4
Standby
Settings
Monitor Out On/Off
Audio Pass
Through
Off/Audio In/Audio L/R/HDMI
Reset All Settings
6.
INFORMATION
Current System Status
Source
Picture Mode
Lamp Mode
Resolution
3D Format
Color System
Equivalent Lamp
Firmware Version
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Description of each menu
Function Description
Wall Color
Corrects the projected pictures color when the projection surface is
not white. See "Using Wall Color" on page 27 for details.
Aspect Ratio
There are several options to set the image's aspect ratio depending on
your input signal source. See "Selecting the aspect ratio" on page 25
for details.
Keystone
Corrects any keystoning of the image. See "Correcting keystone" on
page 20 for details.
Position
Displays the position adjustment page. To move the projected image,
use the directional arrow keys. The values shown on the lower
position of the page change with every key press you made until they
reach their maximum or minimum.
This function is only available when a PC signal (analog RGB) is selected.
Phase
Adjusts the clock phase to reduce image
distortion.
This function is only available when a PC signal
(analog RGB) is selected.
H. Size
Adjusts the horizontal width of the image.
This function is only available when a PC signal (analog RGB) is selected.
Digital Zoom
Magnifies or reduces the projected image. See "Magnifying and
searching for details" on page 25 for details.
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Function Description
3D
This projector features a 3D function which enables you to enjoy the
3D movies, videos, and sporting events in a more realistic way by
presenting the depth of the images. You need to wear a pair of 3D
glasses to view the 3D images.
3D Mode
The default setting is Auto and the projector automatically chooses
an appropriate 3D format when detecting 3D contents. If the
projector cannot recognize the 3D format, press / to choose a
3D mode.
When the 3D function is on:
The brightness level of the projected image will decrease.
The Picture Mode cannot be adjusted.
3D Sync Invert
When you discover the inversion of the image depth, enable this
function to correct the problem.
Apply 3D Settings
After the 3D settings are saved, you can decide if you would like to
apply them by choosing a set of 3D settings that you have saved. Once
applied, the projector will automatically play the incoming 3D content
if it matches the 3D settings saved.
Only the set(s) of 3D settings with memorized data is available.
Save 3D Settings
When you have successfully displayed the 3D content after making the
appropriate adjustments, you can enable this function and choose a set
of 3D settings to memorize current 3D settings.
Teaching
Template
See "Using the teaching templates" on page 34 for details.
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Function Description
Picture Mode
Pre-defined picture modes are provided so you can optimize your
projector image set-up to suit your program type. See "Selecting a
picture mode" on page 27 for details.
Reference
Mode
Selects a picture mode that best suits your need for the image quality
and further fine-tune the image based on the selections listed on the
same page below. See "Setting the User 1/User 2 mode" on page 27
for details.
Brightness
Adjusts the brightness of the image. See "Adjusting Brightness" on
page 28 for details.
Contrast
Adjusts the degree of difference between dark and light in the image.
See "Adjusting Contrast" on page 28 for details.
Color
Adjusts the color saturation level -- the amount of each color in a
video image. See "Adjusting Color" on page 28 for details.
This function is only available when a Video, S-Video or Component Video
signal is selected.
Tint
Adjusts the red and green color tones of the image. See "Adjusting
Tint" on page 28 for details.
This function is only available when a Video or S-Video signal is selected and
the system format is NTSC.
Sharpness
Adjusts the image to make it look sharper or softer. See "Adjusting
Sharpness" on page 28 for details.
This function is only available when a Video, S-Video or Component Video
signal is selected.
Brilliant Color See "Adjusting Brilliant Color" on page 28 for details.
Color
Temperature
See "Selecting a Color Temperature" on page 28 for details.
Color
Temperature
Fine Tuning
See "Setting a preferred color temperature" on page 29 for details.
3D Color
Management
See "3D Color Management" on page 29 for details.
Reset Picture
Setting
See "Resetting current or all picture modes" on page 30 for details.
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Function Description
Quick Auto
Search
See "Switching input signal" on page 24 for details.
Color Space
Conversion
See "Changing Color Space" on page 25 for details.
Presentation
Timer
Reminds the presenter to finish the presentation within a certain time
frame. See "Setting the presentation timer" on page 30 for details.
Language
Sets the language for the On-Screen Display (OSD) menus. See "Using
the menus" on page 21 for details.
Projector
Installation
The projector can be installed on a ceiling or behind a screen, or with
one or more mirrors. See "Choosing a location" on page 13 for details.
Menu
Settings
Menu Display Time
Sets the length of time the OSD will remain active after your last key
press.
Menu Position
Sets the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu position.
Reminder Message
Sets the reminder messages on or off.
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Function Description
Operation
Settings
Direct Power On
Allows the projector to turn on automatically once the power is fed
through the power cord.
Signal Power On
Sets whether to turn the projector directly on without pressing
POWER or ON when the projector is in standby mode and the signal
is feed through the VGA cable.
Auto Power Off
Allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input signal is
detected after a set period of time. See "Setting Auto Power Off" on
page 47 for details.
Quick Cooling
Enables or disables the Quick Cooling function. Selecting On enables
the function and projector cooling time will be shortened from a
normal 90-second duration to approximately 15 seconds.
This function is only available when Instant Restart is off.
Instant Restart
Selecting On enables you to restart the projector immediately within
90 seconds after turning it off.
Blank Timer
Sets the image blank time when the Blank feature is activated, once
elapsed the image will return to the screen. See "Hiding the image" on
page 32 for details.
Sleep Timer
Sets the auto-shutdown timer.
Remote
Receiver
Allows you to enable all the remote receivers or one specific remote
receiver on the projector.
Panel Key
Lock
Disables or enables all panel key functions except POWER on the
projector and keys on the remote control. See "Locking control keys"
on page 32 for details.
Background
Color
Sets the background color for the projector.
Splash
Screen
Allows you to select which logo screen will display during projector
start-up.
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Function Description
High
Altitude
Mode
A mode for operation in high altitude areas. See "Operating in a high
altitude environment" on page 32 for details.
Audio
Settings
See "Adjusting the sound" on page 33 for details.
Lamp
Settings
Lamp Mode
See "Setting the Lamp Mode" on page 47 for details.
Reset Lamp Timer
See "Resetting the lamp timer" on page 50 for details.
Equivalent Lamp
See "Getting to know the lamp hour" on page 47 for details on how the
total lamp hour is calculated.
Security
Settings
See "Utilizing the password function" on page 22 for details.
Baud Rate
Selects a baud rate that is identical with your computers so that you
can connect the projector using a suitable RS-232 cable and update or
download the projectors firmware. This function is intended for
qualified service personnel.
Test Pattern See "Using the test pattern" on page 33 for details.
Closed
Caption
Closed Caption Enable
Activates the function by selecting On when the selected input signal
carries closed captions.
Captions: An on-screen display of the dialogue, narration, and
sound effects of TV programs and videos that are closed captioned
(usually marked as "CC" in TV listings).
Caption Version
Selects a preferred closed captioning mode. To view captions, select
CC1, CC2, CC3, or CC4 (CC1 displays captions in the primary
language in your area).
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Function Description
Standby
Settings
Monitor Out
Selecting On enables the function. The projector can output a VGA
signal when it is in standby mode and the COMPUTER 1 jack is
correctly connected to devices. See "Connection" on page 16 for how
to make the connection.
Audio Pass Through
The projector can play sound when it is in standby mode and the
corresponding jacks are correctly connected to devices. Press / to
choose the source that you wish to use. See "Connection" on page 16
for how to make the connection.
Enabling this function slightly increases the standby power consumption.
Reset All
Settings
Returns all settings to the factory preset values.
The following settings will still remain: Phase, H. Size, Projector
Installation, Color Space Conversion, High Altitude Mode, Security
Settings and Baud Rate.
Current
System
Status
Source
Shows the current signal source.
Picture Mode
Shows the selected mode in the PICTURE menu.
Lamp Mode
Shows the current lamp mode.
Resolution
Shows the native resolution of the input signal.
3D Format
Shows the current 3D mode.
Color System
Shows input system format.
Equivalent Lamp
Displays the number of hours the lamp has been used.
Firmware Version
Shows the firmware version of your projector.
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Maintenance
Care of the projector
Your projector needs little maintenance. The only thing you need to do on a regular basis
is to keep the lens and case clean.
Never remove any parts of the projector except the lamp. Contact your dealer if other
parts need replacing.
Cleaning the lens
Clean the lens whenever you notice dirt or dust on the surface. Please be sure to turn off
the projector and let it cool down completely before cleaning the lens.
Use a canister of compressed air to remove dust.
If there is dirt or smears, use lens-cleaning paper or moisten a soft cloth with lens
cleaner and gently wipe the lens surface.
Never use any type of abrasive pad, alkaline/acid cleaner, scouring powder, or volatile
solvent, such as alcohol, benzene, thinner or insecticide. Using such materials or
maintaining prolonged contact with rubber or vinyl materials may result in damage to
the projector surface and cabinet material.
Cleaning the projector case
Before you clean the case, turn the projector off using the proper shutdown procedure as
described in "Shutting down the projector" on page 35 and unplug the power cord.
To remove dirt or dust, wipe the case with a soft, lint-free cloth.
To remove stubborn dirt or stains, moisten a soft cloth with water and a neutral pH
detergent. Then wipe the case.
Never use wax, alcohol, benzene, thinner or other chemical detergents. These can damage the case.
Storing the projector
If you need to store the projector for an extended time, please follow the instructions
below:
Make sure the temperature and humidity of the storage area are within the
recommended range for the projector. Please refer to "Specifications" on page 54 or
consult your dealer about the range.
Retract the adjuster feet.
Remove the battery from the remote control.
Pack the projector in its original packing or equivalent.
Transporting the projector
It is recommended that you ship the projector with its original packing or equivalent.
Maintenance 47
Lamp information
Getting to know the lamp hour
When the projector is in operation, the duration (in hours) of lamp usage is automatically
calculated by the built-in timer.
Total (equivalent) lamp hour = 1.63 x (hours used in Normal mode) + 1.30 x (hours used
in Economic mode) + 1.00 x (hours used in SmartEco mode)
To obtain the lamp hour information:
1. Press MENU/EXIT and then press / to highlight the SYSTEM SETUP:
Advanced menu.
2. Press to highlight Lamp Settings and press MODE/ENTER. The Lamp
Settings page appears.
3. You will see the Equivalent Lamp information displaying on the menu.
4. To leave the menu, press MENU/EXIT.
You can also get the lamp hour information on the INFORMATION menu.
Extending lamp life
The projection lamp is a consumable item that normally can last up to 3000-4000 hours
with proper usage. To keep the lamp life as long as possible, you can do the following
settings via the OSD menu.
Setting the Lamp Mode
Setting the projector in Economic or SmartEco mode extends the lamp operation life.
To set Economic or SmartEco mode, go into the SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced >
Lamp Settings > Lamp Mode menu and press / .
Setting Auto Power Off
This function allows the projector to turn off automatically if no input signal is detected
after a set period of time to prevent unnecessary waste of lamp life.
To set Auto Power Off, go into the SYSTEM SETUP: Basic > Operation Settings
> Auto Power Off menu and press / . If the preset time lengths are not suitable for
your presentation, select Disable. The projector will not automatically shut down in a
certain time period.
Lamp mode Description
Normal Provides full lamp brightness
Economic Lowers brightness to extend the lamp life and decreases the fan noise
SmartEco
Adjusts the lamp power automatically depending on the content brightness
level
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Timing of replacing the lamp
When the Lamp indicator lights up red or a message appears suggesting it is time to
replace the lamp, please install a new lamp or consult your dealer. An old lamp may cause a
malfunction in the projector and in some instances the lamp may explode.
Go to http://lamp.benq.com for a replacement lamp.
The LAMP indicator light and TEMPerature warning light will light up if the lamp becomes too hot.
Turn the power off and let the projector cool for 45 minutes. If the Lamp or Temp indicator still lights up after
turning the power back on, please contact your dealer. See "Indicators" on page 52 for details.
The following Lamp warning displays will remind you to change the lamp.
"XXXX" shown in the above messages are numbers that vary depending on different models.
Status Message
Install a new lamp for optimal performance. If the
projector is normally run with Economic
selected (See "Getting to know the lamp hour" on
page 47), you may continue to operate the
projector until the next hour lamp warning
appears.
Press MODE/ENTER to dismiss the message.
It is strongly recommended that you replace the
lamp at this age. The lamp is a consumable item.
The lamp brightness diminishes with use. This is
normal lamp behavior. You can replace the lamp
whenever you notice that the brightness level has
significantly diminished.
Press MODE/ENTER to dismiss the message.
The lamp MUST be replaced before the projector
will operate normally.
Press MODE/ENTER to dismiss the message.
OK
Order Replacement Lamp
Lamp>XXXX Hours
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
Notice
OK
Replace Lamp Soon
Lamp>XXXX Hours
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
Notice
OK
Replace Lamp Now
Lamp>XXXX Hours
Lamp usage time exceeded
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
Notice
OK
Out of Lamp Usage Time
Replace lamp (Refer to user manual)
Then reset lamp timer
Order a new lamp at lamp.benq.com
WARNING
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Replacing the lamp
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, always turn the projector off and disconnect the power cord before
changing the lamp.
To reduce the risk of severe burns, allow the projector to cool for at least 45 minutes before replacing the
lamp.
To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and damage to internal components, use caution when removing
lamp glass that has shattered into sharp pieces.
To reduce the risk of injuries to fingers and/or compromising image quality by touching the lens, do not
touch the empty lamp compartment when the lamp is removed.
This lamp contains mercury. Consult your local hazardous waste regulations to dispose of this lamp in a
proper manner.
To assure optimal performance from the projector, it is recommended that you purchase a qualified
projector lamp for lamp replacement.
If lamp replacement is performed while the projector is suspended upside-down from the ceiling, make
sure that no one is underneath the lamp socket to avoid any possible injury or damage to the human eyes
caused by fractured lamp.
Ensure good ventilation when handling broken lamps. We recommend that you use respirators, safety
glasses, goggles or face shield and wear protective clothing such as gloves.
1. Turn the power off and disconnect the projector from the power outlet. If the lamp
is hot, avoid burns by waiting for approximately 45 minutes until the lamp has
cooled.
2. Loosen the screw that secures the lamp
cover on the side of the projector until
the lamp cover loosens.
3. Remove the lamp cover from the
projector.
Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover
removed.
Do not insert your fingers between the lamp and the
projector. The sharp edges inside the projector may
cause injuries.
4. Loosen the screw that secures the lamp.
5. Lift the handle so that it stands up.
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12. Connect the power and restart the projector.
Do not turn the power on with the lamp cover removed.
Resetting the lamp timer
13. After the startup logo, open the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu. Go to the
SYSTEM SETUP: Advanced > Lamp Settings menu. Press MODE/ENTER.
6. Use the handle to slowly pull the lamp out of
the projector.
Pulling it too quickly may cause the lamp to break and
scatter broken glass in the projector.
Do not place the lamp in locations where water might
splash on it, children can reach it, or near flammable
materials.
Do not insert your hands into the projector after the
lamp is removed. If you touch the optical components
inside, it could cause color unevenness and distortion of
the projected images.
7. As shown in the figure, lower the new lamp.
8. Tighten the screw that secures the lamp.
9. Ensure the handle is fully laid flat and locked
in place.
Loose screw may cause a bad connection, which could
result in malfunction.
Do not over tighten the screw.
10. Replace the lamp cover on the projector.
11. Tighten the screw that secures the lamp cover.
Loose screw may cause a bad connection, which could
result in malfunction.
Do not over tighten the screw.
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The Lamp Settings page appears. Highlight Reset Lamp Timer. A warning
message appears asking if you want to reset the lamp timer. Highlight Reset and
press MODE/ENTER. The lamp time will be reset to 0.
Do not reset if the lamp is not new or replaced as this could cause damage.
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Indicators
Light Status & Description
Power events
Orange Off Off Stand-by mode.
Green
Flashing
Off Off Powering up.
Green Off Off Normal operation.
Orange
Flashing
Off Off Normal power-down cooling
Red Off Off Download
Green Off Red CW start fail
Red Flashing Off Off Scaler shutdown fail (data abort)
Lamp events
Off Off Red Lamp1 error in normal operation
Off Off
Orange
Flashing
Lamp is not lit up
Thermal events
Red Red Off
Fan 1 error (the actual fan speed is +25% outside
the desired speed)
Red
Red
Flashing
Off
Fan 2 error (the actual fan speed is +25% outside
the desired speed)
Red Green Off
Fan 3 error (the actual fan speed is +25% outside
the desired speed)
Red
Green
Flashing
Off
Fan 4 error (the actual fan speed is +25% outside
the desired speed)
Green Red Off Temperature 1 error (over limited temperature)
Green
Red
Flashing
Off Thermal Sensor 1 open error
Green Green Off Thermal Sensor 1 short error
Green
Green
Flashing
Off Thermal IC #1 I2C Connection error
Green
Flashing
Red Off Temperature 2 error (over limited temperature)
Green
Flashing
Red
Flashing
Off Thermal Sensor 2 open error
Green
Flashing
Green Off Thermal Sensor 2 short error
Green
Flashing
Green
Flashing
Off Thermal IC #2 I2C Connection error
Troubleshooting 53
Troubleshooting
The projector does not turn on.
No picture
Blurred image
Remote control does not work
The password is incorrect
Cause Remedy
There is no power from the power cord.
Plug the power cord into the AC power jack on
the projector, and plug the power cord into the
power outlet. If the power outlet has a switch,
make sure that it is switched on.
Attempting to turn the projector on again
during the cooling process.
Wait until the cooling down process has
completed.
Cause Remedy
The video source is not turned on or
connected correctly.
Turn the video source on and check that the signal
cable is connected correctly.
The projector is not correctly connected
to the input signal device.
Check the connection.
The input signal has not been correctly
selected.
Select the correct input signal with the SOURCE
key on the projector or remote control.
The lens cover is still closed. Open the lens cover.
Cause Remedy
The projection lens is not correctly
focused.
Adjust the focus of the lens using the focus ring.
The projector and the screen are not
aligned properly.
Adjust the projection angle and direction as well
as the height of the projector if necessary.
The lens cover is still closed. Open the lens cover.
Cause Remedy
The battery is out of power. Replace the battery with new ones.
There is an obstacle between the remote
control and the projector.
Remove the obstacle.
You are too far away from the projector. Stand within 8 meters (26 feet) of the projector.
Cause Remedy
You do not remember the password.
Please see "Entering the password recall
procedure" on page 23 for details.
Specifications 54
Specifications
Projector specifications
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Optical
Resolution
1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Display system
1-CHIP DMD
Lens F/Number
F = 2.59 ~ 2.87, f = 16.88 ~ 21.88 mm
Lamp
210 W lamp
Electrical
Power supply
AC100240V, 3.1 A, 5060 Hz
(Automatic)
Power consumption
315 W (Max); < 0.5 W (Standby)
Mechanical
Weight
2.8 Kg (6.39 lbs)
Output terminals
RGB output
D-Sub 15-pin (female) x 1
Speaker
(Stereo) 10 watt x 1
Audio signal output
PC audio jack x 1
Control
RS-232 serial control
9 pin x 1
IR receiver x 2
Input terminals
Computer input
RGB input
D-Sub 15-pin (female) x 2
Video signal input
S-VIDEO
Mini DIN 4-pin port x 1
VIDEO
RCA jack x 1
SD/HDTV signal input
Analog - Component
(through RGB input)
Digital - HDMI x 1
Audio signal input
Audio in
RCA audio jack (L/R) x 2
PC audio jack x 1
USB port (Mini-B x 1)
Environmental Requirements
Operating temperature
0C40C at sea level
Operating relative humidity
10%90% (without condensation)
Operating altitude
01499 m at 0C35C
15003000 m at 0C30C (with
High Altitude Mode on)
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Dimensions
311.81 mm (W) x 104.7 mm (H) x 244.12 mm (D)
Ceiling mount installation
311.81
244.12
104.7
Unit: mm
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168.59
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311.58
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Ceiling Mount screw: M4
(Max L = 25 mm; Min L = 20 mm)
Unit: mm
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Timing chart
Supported timing for PC input
*Supported timing for 3D signal in Frame Sequential, Top Bottom and Side by Side formats.
**Supported timing for 3D signal in Frame Sequential format.
***Supported timing for 3D signal in Top Bottom and Side by Side format.
Resolution Mode
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
640 x 480
VGA_60* 59.940 31.469 25.175
VGA_72 72.809 37.861 31.500
VGA_75 75.000 37.500 31.500
VGA_85 85.008 43.269 36.000
720 x 400 720 x 400_70 70.087 31.469 28.3221
800 x 600
SVGA_60* 60.317 37.879 40.000
SVGA_72 72.188 48.077 50.000
SVGA_75 75.000 46.875 49.500
SVGA_85 85.061 53.674 56.250
SVGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.854 77.425 83.000
1024 x 768
XGA_60* 60.004 48.363 65.000
XGA_70 70.069 56.476 75.000
XGA_75 75.029 60.023 78.750
XGA_85 84.997 68.667 94.500
XGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.989 97.551 115.5
1152 x 864 1152 x 864_75 75 67.5 108
1024 x 576
BenQ
Notebook_timing
60.0 35.820 46.966
1024 x 600
BenQ
Notebook_timing
64.995 41.467 51.419
1280 x 720 1280 x 720_60* 60 45.000 74.250
1280 x 768 1280 x 768_60* 59.87 47.776 79.5
1280 x 800
WXGA_60* 59.810 49.702 83.500
WXGA_75 74.934 62.795 106.500
WXGA_85 84.880 71.554 122.500
WXGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.909 101.563 146.25
1280 x 1024
SXGA_60*** 60.020 63.981 108.000
SXGA_75 75.025 79.976 135.000
SXGA_85 85.024 91.146 157.500
1280 x 960
1280 x 960_60*** 60.000 60.000 108.000
1280 x 960_85 85.002 85.938 148.500
1360 x 768 1360 x 768_60*** 60.015 47.712 85.5
1440 x 900 WXGA+_60*** 59.887 55.935 106.500
1400 x 1050 SXGA+_60*** 59.978 65.317 121.750
1600 x 1200 UXGA*** 60.000 75.000 162.000
1680 x 1050 1680x1050_60*** 59.954 65.29 146.25
640 x 480@67Hz MAC13 66.667 35.000 30.240
832 x 624@75Hz MAC16 74.546 49.722 57.280
1024 x 768@75Hz MAC19 74.93 60.241 80.000
1152 x 870@75Hz MAC21 75.060 68.680 100.000
Specifications 57
The timings showing above may not be supported due to EDID file and VGA graphic card limitations. It is
possible that some timings cannot be chosen.
Supported timing for HDMI (HDCP) input
*Supported timing for 3D signal in Frame Sequential, Top Bottom and Side by Side formats.
**Supported timing for 3D signal in Frame Sequential format.
***Supported timing for 3D signal in Top Bottom and Side by Side formats.
Resolution Mode
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
640 x 480
VGA_60* 59.940 31.469 25.175
VGA_72 72.809 37.861 31.500
VGA_75 75.000 37.500 31.500
VGA_85 85.008 43.269 36.000
720 x 400 720 x 400_70 70.087 31.469 28.3221
800 x 600
SVGA_60* 60.317 37.879 40.000
SVGA_72 72.188 48.077 50.000
SVGA_75 75.000 46.875 49.500
SVGA_85 85.061 53.674 56.250
SVGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.854 77.425 83.000
1024 x 768
XGA_60* 60.004 48.363 65.000
XGA_70 70.069 56.476 75.000
XGA_75 75.029 60.023 78.750
XGA_85 84.997 68.667 94.500
XGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.989 97.551 115.5
1152 x 864 1152 x 864_75 75 67.5 108
1280 x 768 1280 x 768_60* 59.87 47.776 79.5
1024 x 576@60Hz
BenQ Notebook
Timing
60.00 35.820 46.996
1024 x 600@65Hz
BenQ Notebook
Timing
64.995 41.467 51.419
1280 x 720 1280 x 720_60* 60 45.000 74.250
1280 x 768 1280 x 768_60* 59.870 47.776 79.5
1280 x 800
WXGA_60* 59.810 49.702 83.500
WXGA_75 74.934 62.795 106.500
WXGA_85 84.880 71.554 122.500
WXGA_120**
(Reduce Blanking)
119.909 101.563 146.25
1280 x 1024
SXGA_60*** 60.020 63.981 108.000
SXGA_75 75.025 79.976 135.000
SXGA_85 85.024 91.146 157.500
1280 x 960
1280 x 960_60*** 60.000 60.000 108
1280 x 960_85 85.002 85.938 148.500
1360 x 768 1360 x 768_60*** 60.015 47.712 85.500
1440 x 900 WXGA+_60*** 59.887 55.935 106.500
1400 x 1050 SXGA+_60*** 59.978 65.317 121.750
1600 x 1200 UXGA*** 60.000 75.000 162.000
1680 x 1050 1680x1050_60*** 59.954 65.290 146.250
640 x 480@67Hz MAC13 66.667 35.000 30.240
832 x 624@75Hz MAC16 74.546 49.722 57.280
1024 x 768@75Hz MAC19 75.020 60.241 80.000
1152 x 870@75Hz MAC21 75.06 68.68 100.00
Specifications 58
The timings showing above may not be supported due to EDID file and VGA graphic card limitations. It is
possible that some timings cannot be chosen.
*Supported timing for 3D signal in Frame Sequential format.
**Supported timing for 3D signal in Top Bottom, Frame Packing and Side by Side formats.
***Supported timing for 3D signal in Frame Sequential, Top Bottom, Frame Packing and Side by Side
formats.
****Supported timing for 3D signal in Side by Side format.
*****Supported timing for 3D signal in Top Bottom format.
Supported timing for Component-YPbPr input
*Supported timing for 3D signal in Frame Sequential format.
Displaying a 1080i(1125i)@60Hz or 1080i(1125i)@50Hz signal may result in slight image vibration.
Timing Resolution
Vertical
Frequency
(Hz)
Horizontal
Frequency
(kHz)
Pixel
Frequency
(MHz)
480i* 720 x 480 59.94 15.73 27
480p* 720 x 480 59.94 31.47 27
576i 720 x 576 50 15.63 27
576p 720 x 576 50 31.25 27
720/50p** 1280 x 720 50 37.5 74.25
720/60p*** 1280 x 720 60 45.00 74.25
1080/50i**** 1920 x 1080 50 28.13 74.25
1080/60i**** 1920 x 1080 60 33.75 74.25
1080/24P** 1920 x 1080 24 27 74.25
1080/25P 1920 x 1080 25 28.13 74.25
1080/30P 1920 x 1080 30 33.75 74.25
1080/50P***** 1920 x 1080 50 56.25 148.5
1080/60P***** 1920 x 1080 60 67.5 148.5
Timing Resolution
Vertical
Frequency (Hz)
Horizontal
Frequency (kHz)
Pixel Frequency
(MHz)
480i* 720 x 480 59.94 15.73 13.5
480p* 720 x 480 59.94 31.47 27
576i 720 x 576 50 15.63 13.5
576p 720 x 576 50 31.25 27
720/50p 1280 x 720 50 37.5 74.25
720/60p* 1280 x 720 60 45.00 74.25
1080/50i 1920 x 1080 50 28.13 74.25
1080/60i 1920 x 1080 60 33.75 74.25
1080/24P 1920 x 1080 24 27 74.25
1080/25P 1920 x 1080 25 28.13 74.25
1080/30P 1920 x 1080 30 33.75 74.25
1080/50P 1920 x 1080 50 56.25 148.5
1080/60P 1920 x 1080 60 67.5 148.5
Specifications 59
Supported timing for Video and S-Video inputs
*Supported timing for 3D signal in Frame Sequential format.
Video mode
Horizontal
Frequency (kHz)
Vertical Frequency
(Hz)
Color sub-carrier
Frequency (MHz)
NTSC* 15.73 60 3.58
PAL 15.63 50 4.43
SECAM 15.63 50 4.25 or 4.41
PAL-M 15.73 60 3.58
PAL-N 15.63 50 3.58
PAL-60 15.73 60 4.43
NTSC4.43 15.73 60 4.43
Warranty and Copyright information 60
Warranty and Copyright information
Limited warranty
BenQ warrants this product against any defects in material and workmanship, under
normal usage and storage.
Proof of purchase date will be required with any warranty claim. In the event this product
is found to be defective within the warranty period, BenQ's only obligation and your
exclusive remedy shall be replacement of any defective parts (labor included). To obtain
warranty service, immediately notify the dealer from which you purchased the product of
any defects.
Important: The above warranty shall be void if the customer fails to operate the product in
accordance with BenQ's written instructions, especially the ambient humidity must be in-
between 10% and 90%, temperature in-between 0C and 35C, altitude lower than 4920
feet, and avoiding to operate the projector in a dusty environment. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from country to country.
For other information, please visit www.BenQ.com.
Copyright
Copyright 2013 by BenQ Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may
be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated into any
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BenQ Corporation.
Disclaimer
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with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any warranties,
merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Further, BenQ Corporation reserves
the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the contents
hereof without obligation to notify any person of such revision or changes.
*DLP, Digital Micromirror Device and DMD are trademarks of Texas Instruments. Others
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Patents
This BenQ projector is covered by the following patents:
U.S. patents 6,837,608; 7,275,834; 7,181,318. TW patents 202690; 205470; I228635;
I259932.
China patents ( ) ZL01143168.7; ZL03119907.0; ZL200510051609.2